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doTERRA Employees Help Raise $27,000 To Feed Utah Families This Thanksgiving

Nov 24, 2020
Company partners with Thanksgiving’s Heroes to nominate, feed, and serve over 330 people.
doTERRA employees showed their gratitude this season by donating to Thanksgiving's Heroes to feed families in need this Thanksgiving

PLEASANT GROVE, UTAH—NOVEMBER 24, 2020—doTERRA employees and community members showed their gratitude this season by donating to Thanksgiving’s Heroes, a national non-profit with a simple mission to feed families in need of a Thanksgiving meal. The doTERRA Healing Hands Foundation then more than double matched the donations for a total of $27,000 for those in need. In addition to offering monetary support, participants also had the opportunity to nominate a family in need and volunteer time to deliver food to the families selected.

“Our goal at Thanksgiving’s Heroes is no hungry kids during the holidays,” said Rob Adams, founder of Thanksgiving’s Heroes. “Through the funds raised by doTERRA, we fed 337 people, in addition to the thousands more we supported this Thanksgiving. Local families serving local families is the secret sauce here, and every bit counts.”

In Utah, there are over 511,000 people facing food insecurity, including one in five children. Approximately 32% of children in the state are enrolled in free or reduced lunch programs at school. This means that many of those children would have gone without food over the Thanksgiving break.

“This year has been difficult for so many, but doTERRA employees and community members continue to engage in good in so many places as they choose to be advocates of change,” said Missy Larsen, VP of philanthropy and community impact at doTERRA. “Time and time again, I’m amazed at what we can achieve through one simple act, multiplied by thousands. We are grateful for all who came together to make this donation possible.”

 

About doTERRA

dōTERRA® International is an integrative health and wellness company and the world leader in the Global Aromatherapy and Essential Oils market. dōTERRA sources, tests, manufactures and distributes CPTG Certified Pure Therapeutic Grade® essential oils and essential oil products to over eight million dōTERRA Wellness Advocates and customers. Through industry leading responsible sourcing practices, dōTERRA maintains the highest levels of quality, purity and sustainability in partnership with local growers around the world through Cō-Impact Sourcing®. The dōTERRA Healing Hands Foundation®, a registered 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, offers resources and tools to global sourcing communities and charitable organizations for self-reliance, healthcare, education, sanitation, and the fight against human trafficking. Through the life-enhancing benefits of essential oils, dōTERRA is changing the world one drop, one person, one community at a time. To learn more, visit www.doterra.com.

About Thanksgiving’s Heroes

Thanksgiving’s Heroes is a national nonprofit organization with a simple mission to rally thousands of troops of volunteers across U.S. cities to feed families in need of full meals on Thanksgiving. Their ultimate mission is to ensure that no American family goes hungry on Thanksgiving while celebrating the powerful hope, gratitude and goodness of humanity when people come together to share with one another. Their Thanksgiving dinners feed an entire family of five for a week with a turkey and all the familiar trappings of the holiday. To learn more, visit https://www.thanksgivingsheroes.org/.

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